Boyd Anderson Tackett

Boyd Anderson Tackett ( born May 9, 1911 at Black Springs, Montgomery County, Arkansas; † 23 February 1985 in Nashville, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1953 he represented the fourth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


At an early age moved with his parents to Boyd Tackett Glenwood in Pike County. There he attended the public schools. Between 1930 and 1932 studied at Arkansas Polytechnic College Tackett in Russellville; in the years 1932 and 1933 he attended the Ouachita College in Arkadelphia. Tackett finished his studies with a law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

After his made ​​in 1935 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Glenwood, Murfreesboro and Nashville ( Arkansas). Politically, Tackett joined the Democratic Party. Between 1937 and 1941 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Arkansas. In January 1941, he was prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial District of Arkansas. This post he held until October 1943. At this time he became a member of the U.S. Army. By November 1944 he took part in a message unit in the Second World War.

After his military service, Tackett began working again as a lawyer in Nashville. Between 1945 and 1948 he was then Chief of Police (Police Commissioner) in Little Rock. In the congressional elections of 1948, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he Fadjo William Cravens replaced on January 3, 1949. After a re-election in 1952 he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1953 two legislative sessions. In 1952 he gave up another candidacy. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully within his party for the nomination for the gubernatorial elections.

After retiring from Congress to Tackett withdrew from politics and worked as a lawyer in Texarkana. In 1980 he sat down to rest. Since 1983 he again lived in Nashville, where he also died in 1985.